Ahoy Mate! Captain Jack's Santa Barbara Tours can be reserved for any day (subject to availability). This is your time! All our tours have been designed with you in mind. For corporate and group events, please see our Group Events page.
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Give the gift of adventure! People forget "things", they never forget a great experience. Choose a dollar amount or choose the tour below that you'd like to give, call us at 805-564-1819 and we'll do the rest. We can e-mail a .pdf which you can open and print, or we can mail you a hard copy.
Selection & Convenience: Captain Jack's Tours is a day tour/events company and ticket broker specializing in the Santa Barbara area. Tours, prices and times are subject to change without notice. The prices we quote may include and/or be subject to a handling/processing fee. Please read our cancellation policy and other disclosures.
Includes all Wine Tasting Fees and Transportation
11:00 - 11:30 Start Time / 7 Days a week
We offer a great way to see Santa Barbara and taste wine at the same time! We'll escort you to 3 of our wine tasting partners as well as an olive oil and vinegar tasting. Along the way we'll stop at a location where the group can purchase lunch. (Not included in the price.) We include door-to-door transportation from anywhere in Santa Barbara including Hotels, Private Residences and even the Train Station!! While this tour doesn't go into the vineyards, it is perfect for those groups who are on a tight schedule and can also drop off downtown to keep the fun going! This tour starts between 11:00 & 11:30 and usually gets done around 4:00/4:30.
Voted the #1 Wine Tasting Tour in Santa Barbara by the Santa Barbara News-Press Reader's Choice Awards!!
9:00 - 9:30 Start Time; Includes all Wine Tasting Fees and Transportation
This is an experience you will never forget! You will visit three wineries, vineyards and tasting rooms while travelling through some of the most breathtaking countryside you'll ever see in one of our comfortable SUVs or vans. You'll also visit Cold Spring Tavern, an original stage coach stop built in the 1860s. The price includes all transportation with door to door service, as well as all your tasting fees. The tour also includes an olive oil and vinegar tasting, which for many of our guests is the highlight of the day. The tour starts between 9:00 & 9:30 and ends between 4:00 & 4:30. During the day we will stop for lunch at Trattoria Grappolo or the Los Olivos Cafe where you can buy yourself a delicious lunch. This is a one of a kind experience for those looking for that "special" day. Captain Jack guarantees it! If you are interested in putting together a custom tour of the Santa Ynez Valley, just give us a call at 805-564-1819 We are happy to customize a tour for any size group and to fit any time constraints you may have.
Our partner vintners include: Bridlewood Winery, Brander Vineyard, Kalyra Winery, Shoestring Winery, Koehler Winery, Firestone Winery, Lincourt Vineyard, Buttonwood Winery, Daniel Gehrs, Epiphany Cellars, Carhartt, Refugio Ranch, Cimarone, Cinque Stelle & Sevtap tasting rooms.
If you are interested in putting together a custom tour of the Santa Ynez Valley, just give us a call at 805-564-1819 to go over the details. We are happy to customize a tour for any size group and to fit any time constraints you may have.
$150 per person; Sunday Special - $50 off, only $99 per person (public tours only)
9:30 - 10:00 Start Time / 7 Days a week
These premier, exclusive wineries only invite serious wine lovers. If you are planning a bachelorette or birthday party, we encourage you to look at our other 2 wine tours. Your day will begin at Foley Estates Vineyard and Winery. Foley Estates is the realization of winemaker Bill Foley's dream to produce world class Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in Santa Barbara County. Your next stop will be Melville, a beautiful two-story winery that resembles a romantic Mediterranean Villa, set within a landscape of lavender bushes, poplar, oak, and sycamore trees. While enjoying your glass of fine Pinot Noir, you will be seated in an exquisite tasting room, encased by French doors, overlooking a beautiful garden setting. After your stop at Melville you'll have lunch at La Purisima Golf Course (not included in price). Following lunch, you will be escorted to Lafond Winery and Vineyards. In 1962 Pierre Lafond opened the first winery in Santa Barbara County since prohibition, and continues to produce world-class wines to this day. Your final stop will be at Alma Rosa winery & vineyards. Richard Sanford was one of the first to plant Pinot Noir vines in the Santa Rita Hills and Alma Rosa is known for their organic farming and sustainable agriculture practices-- and some of the best Pinot Noir in the world! Following your last tasting, Captain Jack's Tours will pour you back to Santa Barbara.
$150 per person; Friday Special - $50 off, only $99 per person (public tours only)
11:00 - 11:30 Start Time / 7 days a week
This tour will visit many of the prominent sites featured in the movie Sideways. Retrace Jack and Miles' journey with visits to:
- Fess Parker Winery - Known as “Frass Canyon” in the film, the site where Miles guzzles the spit bucket
- Firestone Winery - Miles, Jack, Maya & Stephanie sneak out of a winery tour to walk through the barrel room
- Alma Rosa - Miles introduces Jack to the basics of wine tasting
- Kalyra - Where Miles and Jack meet Stephanie (Sandra Oh)
Our guides will fill in the day with facts about the wine, the area, and most importantly the different scenes from the movie. We will also stop at the Ostrich Farm shown in the movie, where you will get a chance to feed the ostriches! At the end of the day we will stop for dinner at the Hitching Post, Miles' favorite restaurant, where you can buy yourself a delicious dinner (not included in price). The tour includes all tasting fees at 4 wineries as well as round trip transportation from anywhere in Santa Barbara or Santa Ynez. Tour ends approximately 7:30pm.
$45 per person; includes a beverage and all painting materials
Looking for inspiration?? Come join us for a glass of wine and an open canvas! This painting class is 2 hours long and includes all the neccesary materials —a 16" x 20" canvas, paint, brushes, easels and aprons as well as a glass of house wine (or other beverage) with each registration. Feel free to follow along with the instructor or paint your hearts desire! Along with the included drink, additional items are available for purchase including wines by the glass or bottle,champagne, mimosas, beer, soda, juice and even beautiful Cheese and Charcutierie Plates, catered by L'Apero. We do recommend reserving plates ahead of time. Please call us for availability or with any additional questions!
$75 per person - (2 person minimum)
11:30 - 12:00 Start Time / 7 Days a week
Santa Barbara County may be known for it's wine, but that's not the only locally-produced beverage receiving raves. The region's micro-breweries give beer lovers a tasting trail of their own. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the area's micro breweries. On the south side, Carpinteria is home to the Island Brewing Company production facility and tasting room. In Santa Barbara, The Brew House and Union Ale are lively, full service restaurants pouring their own beer as well as international brews and Figueroa Brewing is one of the area's newest hot spots in the heart of the Funk Zone. The tour includes all beer tasting fees and transportation. At one of the stops you'll be given time to enjoy a great lunch.
$65 trail ride (1.5 hours) 4 times per day, $50 trail ride (temporarily unavailable)
We have 2 options for horseback riding: Our $65 trail ride is Kim Kardashian's favorite ride!. This coastal ride is 1.5 hours long and is a 30 minute drive from Santa Barbara. For this ride you will wind through a forest, past a seasonal waterfall, and up to the top of a mountain where you will have beautiful ocean views. Our $50 ride is 1 hour long and takes place in Santa Ynez, a 45 minute drive from Santa Barbara. For further questions please call us at 805-564-1819
$175 per person (2 person minimum)
The day begins with a beautiful horseback ride that winds through the forests, up to the top of the mountain where you will have spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, the channel islands, and the hills and valleys. Next you will enjoy lunch at the historic "Cold Spring Tavern", which used to be a stage coach stop in the 19th century (lunch not included in price). Following lunch, we will head into the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley, where you will enjoy wine tasting at 2 of the regions top wineries while taking in the beautiful scenery. We also have a surprise stop at Global Gardens in Los Olivos. Captain Jack's will then return you back to Santa Barbara.
$175 per person (2 person minimum)
This may well be the closest to "heaven" you will ever get...in this lifetime. Captain Jack's Santa Barbara Tours is proud to offer our most breathtaking tour ever. This tour combines an ocean kayak tour at the beautiful and famous "smugglers cove" (Refugio Beach) in the morning, where chances are good that the locals will show up to greet you. Dolphins, sea lions, and the migratory Grey Whale may cruise by (in the distance) to say hello. Next, you'll be transported to a secluded resort nestled between a babbling brook and evergreen sycamore trees where you'll enjoy a delicious lunch (lunch not included in price).
After lunch, back into the transport, and off to one of the most breathtaking, scenic guided horseback rides on earth. This ride features spectacular oceans views throughout the ride. Find out why President Ronald Reagan, Michael Jackson, and Brad Pitt, having the ability to live anywhere in the world, chose California 's Central Coast to call their home. Spend the day with Captain Jack, and you too will see why Captain Jack calls this tour the "Heaven on Earth" Tour.
Tour Includes: Round-trip transportation, all kayak gear, kayak lesson/brief (kayak knowledge and special athletic ability NOT required), scenic guided horseback ride, no previous riding experience necessary (must be 7 or older), all California Park and Recreation fees, professional, knowledgeable and courteous guides.
$200 per person (2 person minimum)
Kayaking, Horseback Riding, and Wine Tasting
Get along little doggies and hold on to your hats! Experience the beauty of the Central Coast on this full day tour. Captain Jack's Tours is proud to offer this unique adventure to visitors of the central coast. Your day will begin with a guided kayak tour of the famous "Smugglers Cove" and the Gaviota Coast, one of the last unincorporated areas of the California Coastline. Chances are good the locals will show up to greet you. Dolphins, California sea lions, harbor seal, and the migratory Grey Whale may cruise by (in the distance) to say hello.
Next, you'll be transported to a secluded resort nestled between a babbling brook and evergreen sycamore trees where you'll enjoy a delicious lunch (lunch not included in price).
Following lunch, you will experience a breathtaking horseback ride (no experience necessary). After a brief orientation, our wranglers will guide you on our trail which winds through shaded canyons, crosses over a stream several times (most of the year), and makes its way to the top of a mountain where you will have stunning ocean and valley views. Riders for our guided trail rides must be at least 7 years old.
Then, the finish to a perfect day, wine tasting as you review the day's activities. You'll visit 2 local winery tasting rooms where you will have a chance to taste some premium Santa Barbara County wines.
Tour Includes: Round-trip transportation, all kayak gear, kayaking lesson, all wine tasting fees, all California Park and Recreation fees, professional, knowledgeable and courteous guides.
Harbor Kayak Tour watch video
$50 per person (group of 10 or more - discounts available)
Daily @ 10:30 and 1:30
Captain Jacks Santa Barbara Tours conducts guided 1.5 - 2 hour kayak tours of the Santa Barbara Harbor at 10:30 & 1:30 daily. Experience California's most beautiful harbor on this fun and easy tour. Our professionally guided tour includes a kayak lesson/briefing, all kayak gear and paddles. This tour is the perfect introduction to kayaking and is fun for the entire family. Your tour starts at the boat launch, winds through the harbor, under Stearns Wharf, and out to the one mile buoy. Chances are good the locals will show up to greet you. Dolphin, California sea lions, and harbor seals may cruise by to say hello.
$75 per person (2 person minimum)
This 2.5 - 3 hour guided Santa Barbara kayak tour is an extension of our Harbor kayak tour. Our professionally guided tour includes a kayak lesson/briefing, all kayak gear and paddles. The coastal tour offers breathtaking views of Santa Barbara's famous "Riviera Coast". Tour starts at the Harbor and paddles south along the coast before turning around and returning to the Harbor. Hopefully the locals, dolphin, sea lion, harbor seals and marine birds will stop by to say hello. Too much fun! We provide snacks, water, towels, and even a plastic bag to store your wet clothes will be provided.
$75 per person(2 person minimum)
Enjoy the beauty of Santa Barbara as the sun sets, plus you'll be able to have a toast of the bubbly with that someone special. You can choose between Champagne or Sparkling Cider. Capture the Romance of Santa Barbara. Our professionally guided tour includes a kayak lesson/briefing, all kayak gear and paddles. Your tour starts at the boat launch, winds through the harbor, under Stearns Wharf, and out to the one mile buoy. Chances are good the locals will show up to greet you. Dolphin, California sea lions, and harbor seals may cruise by to say hello.
$40 per person
The perfect way to end your day in Santa Barbara. You'll experience a fun and exciting cruise while enjoying beautiful views of the coast and the channel islands. This 50' Catamaran offers 1400 square feet of deck space and the multi hull construction makes her comfortable, stable & safe. You'll find plenty of room for you and your guest or a large party. On board you'll find a beer, wine and soda bar. Light snacks and restrooms are on hand for your convenience.
We also offer the following cruises:
- Dinner Cruises: $80 per person, Kids $45 (Saturday Nights Only)
- Live Jazz Cruises: $55 per person (Friday Nights Only)
- Coastal (Daytime) Cruises: $40 per person
Note: Dinner and Jazz cruises run from May - September only.
$360 - up to 6 people - 7 days a week
Captain Jack's favorite! Enjoy a beautiful sunset cruise on a private skippered yacht. Your skipper will be entirely at your command as you pick your destination. Find out why Santa Barbara is known as the "American Riviera" as you enjoy the sunset and the sparkling lights of the city. The price includes 2 hours on a private yacht. Cruise duration can be extended and does not necessarily need to go out at sunset. Please call us for more information.
$100, $110, $120 or $140 / 7 days a week (2 person minimum)
Get ready for a totally new experience unlike anything you've ever tried. The Segway HT is perfect for touring Santa Barbara. Choose from 4 guided segway tours (prices vary) taking place daily. Your guide will cover the history of Santa Barbara as well as some of the more current points of interest along the way. Tours are offered every day by reservation only. All tours include a lesson and all necessary gear. Renters must be 14 years or older. Call for more information and availability.
2.5 hour trip (departs twice daily call for times)
$43 per person
Santa Barbara is the #1 whale watching destination in the world. Over 27 different types of whales and dolphins inhabit the Santa Barbara channel at different times of the year, making these waters the best whale watching area in the entire world. This coastal 2.5 hour trip takes place on a 50-foot catamaran. The Grey Whales are migrating through the end of April so this is a great time of year to get out and see them!
$65 (1/2 day trip, Mon-Thur) or $90 (3/4 day trip, Fri-Sun)
Discounts available for children 12 & under
Join us for a fun-filled deep sea sport fishing trip! This 65’ boat has a full galley, three large bait tanks, and a custom sun deck. It is the largest, fastest, cleanest half-day fishing boat in the Santa Barbara harbor and is the perfect choice for a casual trip with friends, or a serious saltwater outing. Rods, bait, tackle and fishing licenses can be provided at an extra charge.
$210 per person
7 days a week
Santa Barbara's world class paragliding hill offers one day lessons for participants 11 years old and up with no prior experience necessary. This is a sport where you get to start having fun right away. Participants will practice ground control by jogging with the paraglider over head getting a feel for the steering controls. After a few practice runs its time to take your first flight under radio supervision. People have been traveling from all over the world to fly at Santa Barbara's unique paragliding training location for over 20 years. The van will pick you up in the landing zone after each flight, and take you back to the launch at the top of the paragliding bunny hill for multiple flights as you take in the view of the Pacific Ocean and the Channel Islands.
This is an intimate group activity where everyone will spend the day together enjoying a truly unique experience. Participants will enjoy the panoramic views during the lunch break and use the experience gained during the morning flying to build their skills for the afternoon flying. Most participants are simply amazed they are able to launch, fly, and land the world's most evolutionary aircraft many times on their very first day. We encourage you to organize a family outing, bachelor party, team building event, or birthday party for what has to be one of the most unique adventures on the planet.
$215 per person, Private Tours Available
Soar to new heights with a morning Santa Barbara balloon ride! With over 100 wineries in the scenic Santa Ynez Valley, the year-round near perfect climate and light prevailing winds in the Central Coast of California makes this an ideal place for ballooning. FAA Commercial Certified Pilots offer a once in a lifetime experience you will never forget! On an average day you may catch a glimpse of “Neverland Ranch” while floating over wine vineyards and rolling hills. We offer 45 minutes to 1 hour duration flights that capture views over the Beautiful Wine Country surrounded by Transverse Mountain Ranges, the Channel Islands, Lake Cachuma and the historic towns of Solvang, Los Olivos, Buellton, Santa Maria and Paso Robles. Call for more information.
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Don't see the tour package you were looking for? We are happy to put together a custom tour for groups of 4 or more. Choose a combination of any of our activities: Kayaking, Horseback Riding, Sailing, Wine Tasting, Beer Tasting & even Paragliding! Just give us a call to discuss the details: 805-564-1819
Selection & Convenience: Captain Jack's Tours is a day tour/events company and ticket broker specializing in the Santa Barbara area. Tours, prices and times are subject to change without notice. The prices we quote may include and/or be subject to a handling/processing fee.
Captain Jack's Guides will do everything to make your tour "special". If you have a good time, feel free to show your appreciation.
Captain Jack's Tours is not responsible for items lost or left behind, including personal items, wine, & other purchases made throughout the day. Please make sure you check your belongings carefully at the end of the tour.
Cancellation Policy: A non-refundable payment is due at the time of booking. To reschedule your tour for a different day, you must contact us at least 72 hours prior to your tour. Tours may be subject to a rescheduling fee.